Dear Grocery Store Bagger –
I like you, I really do. You are usually an adorable little old man who wants to chat me up as you push my cart of groceries out to my car with me. Sometimes you’re a teenage boy (who also likes to chat me up as you walk my groceries to my car).
But, even though I like you, I have a problem with you.
Do you see these bags? Those would be my reusable shopping bags. I have about six or seven of them, and they are always with me at the grocery store. Look: I even have one specifically for wine bottles! I’m awesome! HOWEVER, Mr. Grocery Store Bagger, you don’t seem to understand the concept of these bags.
The purpose of these little guys is to help save the environment by reducing the number of plastic bags I use. Yes, they are larger than the standard plastic grocery bags, so theoretically you can put more of my goods in them. However, that DOES NOT mean I want you to attempt to pack my entire grocery cart into a single bag. That is why I have so many of them! You are more than welcome to place my groceries in all of them. Actually, I would prefer it that way. When you pack these grocery bags to full capacity (even when I explicitly say to you, “please don’t pack them too full…use all the bags if you need to!”) I have a REALLY hard time carrying them. Have you taken a look at me? Does it look like I can realistically carry bags that weigh almost as much as I do? Let’s be reasonable. On another note: I don’t want my delicate tomatoes mixed in with canned goods. Really? Those should never be together. Also, it would be nice if you actually used the wine bag for my bottles, instead of placing them in with my regular groceries and then handing me back the bag as if you had no idea what it was for. It says “wine” on the bag…seriously.
Oh, Mr. Grocery Store Bagger, I appreciate you, but you need a wake-up call. Please listen to me next time when I instruct you on how I want my groceries packed. Honestly, my next move is going to be to come around my cart to your station, shove you out of the way, and pack the gosh darn bags myself.